Aging baby boomer Joyce Lackey never imagined she could go from having it all to being forced into an early retirement she can’t afford. Increasingly alone and desperate, Joyce turns suicidal—until she’s put in touch with a mysterious benefactor, X-Gen Agency.
X-Gen offers Joyce a literal new lease on life. Through a near- miraculous medical development, the agency can make Joyce twenty years younger. But the illegal nature of the procedure requires that Joyce fake her own death and stay financially beholden to X-Gen for the rest of her new life.
Willing to do anything to escape her hopeless situation, Joyce signs on the dotted line and wakes up after surgery a brand-new woman. Her new existence comes complete with a job, friends, and a renewed passion for all the pleasures she once indulged in. But when murder strikes the people around her, Joyce discovers X-Gen sits at the center of a deep, dark conspiracy—one that could see her buried before her new life really begins.
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About the Author
Barbara Collins, co-editor of the best-selling anthology Lethal Ladies, has contributed short stories to numerous collections, including entries in most volumes of the popular Cat Crimes series; several of her tales have been selected for The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories collections. Occasionally she collaborates with her husband, and their co-bylined stories have appeared in Hot Blood and Till Death Do Us Part, among other anthologies; she was also Production Manager on the two Mommy features. Their previous collaboration, Nathan Collins, is a sixteen-year-old high school student in Muscatine, Iowa, where the family lives.
Max Allan Collins is the New York Times best-selling author of Road to Perdition and multiple award-winning novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations, and historical fiction. He has scripted the Dick Tracy comic strip, Batman comic books, and written tie-in novels based on the CSI, Bones, and Dark Angel TV series; collaborated with legendary mystery author Mickey Spillane; and authored numerous mystery series including Quarry, Nolan, Mallory, Eliot Ness, and the bestselling Nathan Heller historical thrillers.